Suomen sudenkorennot (The Dragonflies of Finland) by Sami Karjalainen
Updated edition was published in 2010.
The new edition of the book covers all the 55 species of dragonfly recorded in Finland, of which 54 were observed in
the field and photographed by the author over a period of more than 15 years. Non-Finnish readers should be able to extract valuable information from the distribution maps and other graphic presentations, and will, of course, also be able to enjoy the photographs. All the insects were photographed free in the wild.
Sami Karjalainen's book is no ordinary national dragonfly handbook. Both author and publisher have sought to produce an illustrated natural history of the highest quality to appeal to a wide audience beyond professional entomologists and insect hobbyists. The graphic layout, print quality and standard of photographs in the book are stunning. For anyone who admires adult dragonflies for their beauty this book is a must. Do not let the Finnish language discourage you from obtaining a copy. Agrion, the newsletter of the Worldwide Dragonfly Association July 2002, Matti Hämäläinen
After the 1922 and 1952 works of K.J. Valle, this is the third book on the dragonflies of Finland; - a splendid volume. The book is the result of more than a decade of intense and meticulous work. The author is to congratulated on the concise and well-balanced presentation and on the superb photographic documentation. Odonatologica 32(1):113, 2003. Odonatological Abstracts
Thank you very much for your wonderful dragonfly book. It definitely ranks among the most beautiful dragonfly books ever published! The photos are mostly of award-winning quality. I am really impressed by your work. Dr. GŁnter Bechly, Germany
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It is even more beautiful than I expected. Not only are the photos all of at least very (many of extraordinarily -) high quality, but the layout and printing is very pleasing to look at too. I am thoroughly impressed. Jan Fischer Rasmussen, Denmark
A total of 228 colour photographs, some of outstanding quality, and almost 80 of full page size, will anable non-Finnish readers to enjoy the dragonflies of northern Europe. Of special value are the distribution maps which will close a gap in our knowledge on the distribution of the dragonflies in western palaearctis. This book should not be missing in your odonatological library. Odonatological Abstract Service June 2002, Martin Schorr
I have just received a copy of the book which is brilliant. Although I cannot read Finnish the photographs are amongst the best I have seen in any book on Dragonflies. I must compliment you on the quality of this publication. Steve Cham, Bedford, England
If you understand Finnish or Swedish there are much more comments to read.